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Soon a vaccine to prevent brain cancer

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 15:39

Scientists are working to develop a vaccine against the deadly brain cancer and clinical trials for it are likely to begin early next year.

Cholera vaccine is 86 per cent effective: Study

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 09:58

A cheap and easy to deliver oral vaccine against cholera is 86 per cent effective in preventing the infection which causes severe diarrhea and can be fatal, researchers said today.

Soon, vaccine that stops malaria parasites from multiplying

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 13:37

Scientists have identified a substance, or antigen, that generates antibodies that can hinder the ability of malaria parasites to multiply, which may protect against severe malaria infection.

US doctors eradicate cancer with measles vaccine

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 08:11

A 49-year-old US woman with advanced bone marrow cancer called multiple myeloma is effectively cancer-free after receiving an experimental trial that injected her a single dose of an engineered measles vaccine, a study said.

Polio vaccine being given under army cover in Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 18:22

Polio workers continued to administer polio drops Thursday under the protection of the army in Pakistan`s Khyber tribal region in the fourth phase of polio vaccination drive.

Convit, creator of anti-leprosy vaccine, dead

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 10:20

Venezuelan physician and scientist Jacinto Convit, creator of the anti-leprosy vaccine and one of the leading researchers in the study of tropical diseases, died Monday in Caracas. He was 100.

WHO hits back at anti-vaccine deniers

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 19:50

The World Health Organisation hit back today against vaccine deniers who claim that immunisation is pointless, risky and that the body is better off fighting disease unaided.

189,000 kids get anti-polio vaccine in Syria

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 07:24

A total of 189,000 children, aged below five, have been vaccinated against polio for the past week in the the central province of Homs, as part of a national government campaign in the war-torn country, state media reported.

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